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I currently have a single 8800GT. I can get another 8800GT for about 130 bucks so i was thinking of going SLI. I know SLI is overhiped and all that. But then I saw the 4850 and wanted to know which way would be the best way to go to get the most performance.
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post #2 of 42
The 8800GT would be a better choice in this situation because you have an SLI motherboard, and sli 8800GT's are more powerful than a single 4850.
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1 good card is almost always better than 2..but Since you have an SLI board it could make sense going SLI..also what res do you play at..you will only see an advantage at higher resolutions..But if i was in your position id sell your current card..youve also got 130 bux for the other card you want to buy..save a little and get a HD4870
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post #4 of 42
same as above
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Get yourself the 2 x 8800GT in SLI. Since you got a Nvidia Mobo.
 
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post #6 of 42
There's a review at anandtech that shows that the 8800GT sli is more powerful than the 4870 btw. I'll see if I can dig it up.

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=13

There it is.

It beats it in everything but enemy territory and bioshock. And in bioshock it's a .7 fps difference. Enemy territory is a 7 fps difference. It beats it in crysis, cod4, Assassins creed, the witcher, and oblivion.
Edited by mth91 - 7/5/08 at 10:45am
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post #7 of 42
8800gt in sli is kinda nice, and I wondered about the same thing that you did for a while back and I ended up with a second gt. but one of the most important things you must remember NOT EVERY GAME SUPPORT SLI!!!! this has been a kick in the nuts some times...
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post #8 of 42
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Well i currently have a 22" lcd 1680X1050
and the games im playing now are COD4 Crysis GRID Bioshock Assasins Creed
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XedLos View Post
Well i currently have a 22" lcd 1680X1050
and the games im playing now are COD4 Crysis GRID Bioshock Assasins Creed
well then I would get a second gt good luck!
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If i get another 8800gt will my 600W psu be enough to power my system
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